eldritch

[el-drich]
adjective
eerie; weird; spooky.
Also, eldrich, elritch.


Origin:
1500–10; earlier elrich, equivalent to Old English el- foreign, strange, uncanny (see else) + rīce kingdom (see rich); hence “of a strange country, pertaining to the Otherworld”; compare Old English ellende in a foreign land, exiled (cognate with German Elend penury, distress), Runic Norse alja-markir foreigner

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eldritch or eldrich (ˈɛldrɪtʃ)
 
adj
poetic (Scot) unearthly; weird
 
[C16: perhaps from Old English ælfelf + rīce realm; see rich]
 
eldrich or eldrich
 
adj
 
[C16: perhaps from Old English ælfelf + rīce realm; see rich]

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eldritch
c.1500, apparently somehow from elf.
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